RHYL is set for another massive weekend with the annual Air Show expected to draw more than 100,000 spectators.
It follows last weekend which saw a crowd of 10,000 pack into the Events Arena for the Proms on the Prom free concert as well as a host of other events.
John Bellis, chair of Rhyl Business Forum, said hosting major events in the resort was a “win, win”.
He said: “It is amazing.
“It is very important for the businesses in the town that we have these events.
“The shops benefit by all the people coming to these events.
“There are things happening in Rhyl and they draw people into the town. We have to make sure these events continue.
“Businesses welcome these events.”
On Saturday and Sunday Rhyl Air show will feature displays by the world-famous Red Arrows as well as military and civilian aircraft including the iconic Avro Vulcan.
Last year Denbighshire Council said it drew 130,000 visitors.
Rhyl West councillor Joan Butterfield called on Denbighshire Council to protect funding for events such as the Air Show and Proms on the Prom.
She said: “I can’t remember a time when we had two top class events like this on successive weekends.
“We have to push prestigious events and maintain them.
“Rhyl is on the up.
“Denbighshire Council has to keep investing in events which will generate an interest in our town.”
Cllr Huw Jones, Denbighshire’s cabinet lead member for tourism, praised the county’s events team for making Proms on the Prom such a successful event.
He said: “I have to congratulate the team for all their hard work in making sure this year’s Proms on the Prom event went so well.
“These events play a key role in attracting thousands of visitors to the town and are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
“Now we look forward to the ever-popular Air Show next weekend and keep our fingers crossed for good weather to top it off.”